Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D


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High performance lab scope for the automotive technician

Key specifications

  • 12, 14, 16 bit resolution
  • 50 MSa/s sampling
  • 50 MHz bandwidth
  • 128 Kpts memory per channel
  • 100 ppm time base accuracy


The Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D is a four channel automotive oscilloscope with differential inputs. Besides the normal features of a professional USB oscilloscope, the Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D has some specific features like SureConnect connection test and resistance measurement that make it an ideal instrument for automotive measurements.

Differential inputs

With the differential inputs it is possible to measure four totally unrelated signals simultaneously. It is no longer possible to create a short circuit through the oscilloscope or through a second device connected to your computer and to the car, like e.g. a fault code scanner. So no risk of damaging the car, the oscilloscope or the computer.

Connection test

The SureConnect connection test feature of the Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D tells you immediately whether your test probe or clip actually makes electrical contact or not. No more doubt whether your probe doesn’t make contact or there really is no signal.

This is useful when surfaces are oxidized and your probe cannot get a good electrical contact. Simply activate the SureConnect and you know whether there is contact or not. Also when back probing connectors in confined places, SureConnect immediately shows whether the probes make contact or not.

Resistance measurement

Many automotive sensors are based on variable resistors. Use your Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D in the resistance setting to test them, no more need to take a separate ohm meter. Resistance values can be displayed as a number, but it is also possible to display the resistance variation in time, in a graph.

Fully supported by ATIS

All features of the Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D are fully supported by ATIS, the Automotive Test and Information System. Select a specific diagnostic measurement in ATIS, click the measure button and the Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D will be completely setup for that specific measurement and ready to perform it.



Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D specifications

The tables below show detailed specifications of the Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D. Jump to acquisition specifications or general specifications.

Acquisition system

Number of input channels 4 analog
Ch1, Ch2, Ch3, Ch4 BNC
Type Differential
Resolution 12, 14, 16 bit user selectable
Accuracy 0.3 % of full scale ± 1 LSB
Ranges (Full scale) ±200 mV
±400 mV
±800 mV
±2 V
±4 V
±8 V
±20 V
±40 V
±80 V
Coupling AC/DC
Impedance 2 MΩ / 40 pF
Maximum input voltage (in all ranges) ±200 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)
with 1:10 attenuator ±300 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)
Maximum Common Mode voltage 200 mV to 800 mV ranges : 2 V
2 V to 8 V ranges : 20 V
20 V to 80 V ranges : 200 V
Common Mode Rejection Ratio -48 dB
Bandwidth (-3dB) DC to 50 MHz maximum
AC coupling cut off frequency (-3dB) 1 Hz
Channel Isolation 500 V
Channel Separation -80 dB
Maximum voltage on connection 200 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)
Resistance measurement
Ranges (Full scale) 100 Ω
200 Ω
500 Ω
1 kΩ
2 kΩ
5 kΩ
10 kΩ
20 kΩ
50 kΩ
100 kΩ
200 kΩ
500 kΩ
1 MΩ
2 MΩ
Accuracy 3%
Response time (to 95%) < 5 ms
Maximum sampling rate On all channels simultaneously
12 bit 50 MSa/s
14 bit 3.125 MSa/s
16 bit 195.3 kSa/s
Maximum streaming rate On all channels simultaneously
12 bit 500 kSa/s
14 bit 480.8 kSa/s
16 bit 195.3 kSa/s
Sampling clock source
Internal Quartz
Accuracy ±0.01 %
Stability ±100 ppm over -40 °C to +85 °C
Time base aging ±5 ppm/year
External On extension connector
Memory 128 Kpts per channel
System Digital, 2 levels
Source CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, AND, OR, digital external
Trigger modes Rising edge, falling edge, inside window, outside window
Level adjustment 0 to 100 % of full scale
Hysteresis adjustment 0 to 100 % of full scale
Resolution 0.025 % (12 bits)
Pre trigger 0 to 128 KiSamples, 1 sample resolution)
Post trigger 0 to 128 KiSamples, 1 sample resolution)
Digital external trigger
Input Extension connector
Range 0 to 3.3 V (5 V max)
Coupling DC


Interface USB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbit/s); (USB 1.1 Full Speed (12 Mbit/s) and USB 3.0 compatible)

Power Requirements

Power from USB port 500 mA max (2.5 W max)
Power via external power input / extension connector 1500 mA max (7.5 W max)
Minimum voltage 4.5 VDC
Maximum voltage 14 VDC


Instrument height 25 mm (1 inch)
Instrument length 170 mm (6.7 inch)
Instrument width 140 mm (5.2 inch)
Cord length 1.8 m (70 inch)
Weight 460 g (16 ounce)

I/O connectors

Channel 1…4 Isolated BNC
USB fixed cable with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 type A connector
Extension connector D-sub 25 pins female

System Requirements

PC I/O connection USB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbit/s); (USB 1.1 Full Speed (12 Mbit/s) and USB 3.0 compatible)
Operating System Windows 7 / 8 / 10

Operating Environment

Ambient temperature 0 to 55 °C
Relative humidity 10 to 90% non condensing

Storage Environment

Ambient temperature -20 to 70 °C
Relative humidity 5 to 95% non condensing

Certifications and Compliances

CE mark compliance Yes
RoHS Yes


Convenient carry case Carry case BB451
Instrument Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D
Probes 4 x Measure lead TP-C1812B, BNC -> 4 mm banana plug
Accessoires 4 x Differential attenuator TP-DA10
external power cable for second USB port
Software Windows 7, 8, 10, via website
Drivers Windows 7, 8, 10, via website
Manual instrument manual and software user’s manuals
color printed on paper and digital, via website
Total package weight Approx. 3 kg


Package contents

The Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D is delivered with:

Cary case Carry case BT341
Instrument Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D
Measure leads 4 x Measure lead TP-C1812B, Differential BNC -> 4 mm banana plug
Differential attenuator 4 x Differential attenuator TP-DA10
Software for Windows 7/8/10, via website
Drivers for Windows 7/8/10, via website
Manuals instrument manual and software user’s manuals
color printed and digital, via website
Complete set



Several downloads for the Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D are listed below, including Multi Channel oscilloscope software, drivers and manuals.

Driver & Software

Description Version Remarks Size
USB driver 8.1.9 Windows 10 / 11, 32 and 64 bit 3.80 MB  download
Multi Channel software 1.44.1 Windows 10 / 11, 32 and 64 bit, including PDF manual 94.55 MB  download

Manuals & Documents

Description Version Remarks Size
Multi Channel software manual 1.08 English 2.90 MB  download
Automotive Test Scope ATS5004DW instrument manual 2.38 English 1.03 MB  download
Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D Datasheet English 2.41 MB  download